Out With the Old....

Out With the Old....is a look back at the week in books and the book-review world. If I missed something important, please let me know and I'd be happy to update the information!

Added to the Leaning Tower of Pisa TBR Pile:

Now the Drum of War: Walt Whitman and his Brothers in the Civil War, by Robert Roper, courtesy of Bloomsbury Publishing. Non-fiction work drawing upon the multitude of letters written by Walt Whitman's family during the Civil War and reconstructs their experience during what was arguably the biggest crisis to face this nation. Book scheduled for release October 28, 2008.

Booth's Sister, by Jane Singer, courtesy of Luanne at A Bookworm's World (thank you Luanne!). This novel was inspired by the actual experiences of John Wilkes Booth's sister, Asia, and her horrifying experiences after her brother shot Abraham Lincoln. You can read a review published by A Bookworm's World here.

In the Land of Invisible Women, by Qanta A. Ahmed, MD., courtesy of Shana at Literarily (thank you, Shana!). This is a memoir of a modern-day British Muslim doctor who decides to take a job in the Middle East and the eye-opening adventure that followed. You can read the Literarily review here.

The Last of the Wine, by Mary Renault, courtesy of BookMooch. This novel, originally published in 1956, is the first of this renowned historical fiction author's ancient Greece series, this one set during the time of the Peloponnesian War.

Home, by Marilynne Robinson, courtesy of local bookstore. This novel by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Gilead is a finalist for the National Book Award this year. In Home, the adult children from Gilead return home to care for their dying father, each grappling with what it means to return home.

Fine Just the Way it Is: Wyoming Stories 3, by Annie Proulx, courtesy of local book store. This novel is the highly-anticipated third installment of Proulx's Wyoming Stories, the first of which was Brokeback Mountain.

Some books that made it on to my wishlist this week:

Pope Joan, by Donna Woolfolk Cross, courtesy of Tanzanite's Shelf and Stuff.
Azincourt, by Bernard Cornwell, courtesy of Medieval Bookworm (I am really looking forward to this one!).
The Great Karoo, by Fred Stenson, courtesy of Fresh Ink Books. This book is a finalist for the Governor General's Literary Award.

Things happening in the online book world that I hope you didn't miss:

The Book Lady's Blog had another hilarious post from the perspective of a book seller....not to be missed!
Books 'N Border Collies listed the Official 2009 Reading Challenge sites. If you love reading challenges, go take a look.
As Usual, I Need More Bookshelves celebrated their 100th Post....congratulations!
There's still time to enter the giveaway for Tomato Girl, by Jayne Pupek, being offered at Educating Petunia. This is a very nice giveaway so I hope you don't miss it.
My Friend Amy is holding a Christan Book Carnival today!


  1. Thanks for the link to my list of the 2009 Challenges! I'll be trying to keep it updated as I hear of new ones.

    Books 'N Border Collies

  2. I added "In The Land of Invisible Women" to my TBR pile this week too!

  3. Any time, Lezlie (ps...books are in the mail to you as of this morning!).

    Alyce - I sent you an email. :)

  4. Pope Joan always gets rave reviews and has been on my TBR list forever.

    It's one I'd love to finally get to in 2009.

    Sher at The Novel Menagerie just posted in her Sunday Salon that Dr. Qanta Ahmed, author of In the Land of Invisible Women has an upcoming author chat on LT.
    More info on Sher's post re: dates and times.



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